1. Zach Wilson is just not good
Throughout the game and while talking to people and reading opinions of the Jets offense, it's easy to get carried away and focus on other pieces of the team that contributed to the loss.
For example, the offensive line play hasn't been great, or receivers dropped a pass here or there, or the defense hasn't been as dynamic as expected. However, it all comes back to Wilson.
He is now 44-of-84 (52.4%) for 467 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has a passer rating of 57 and a QBR of 27.0, where the league average is 50.0. Over a full season, he is on pace for 2646 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions. That is abysmal quarterback play.
He has failed to improve at all, now in year three, and over 30 starts into his career. This isn't difficult. If Wilson was ever going to be good, he would show it by now. Throughout his career, his QBRs have gone from 33.4 his rookie season to 38.5 last year, and now back down to 27.0 this year. This is BAD!
Outside of one singular drive against the Patriots, where Wilson managed to get the ball out quickly to his receivers consistently enough to drive the field, he was embarrassingly bad. The Jets totaled 56 yards of offense across their first nine drives. This is a nightmarish NFL offense.
More damningly for Wilson, he has a QBR of 7.6 this year when the defense does not account for a pass rush win. Just to explain, this means the entire offensive line does its job, and there is not a single instance of pressure for the play.
League average QBR is 70.3 in those instances. Wilson is at 7.6. He completes only 52 percent of those passes for just 4.8 yards per attempt.
Even when it seems like his confidence is back and growing, he manages to compound mistakes. For example, following the huge touchdown drive, Wilson got three more chances to win the game for the Jets.
His drives looked like this: 0-for-2 and sacked for a safety, 1-of-4 for two yards, and 1-of-3 for 29 yards. 2-of-9 for 31 yards, plus a sack safety, is just not good enough for a guy in year three.